Hollywood came together last night (March 24) for the Producers Guild of America’s virtual ceremony to celebrate the year’s outstanding achievements in producing and award the Guild’s top honors.
The award for outstanding producer of documentary motion pictures was given to My Octopus Teacher (pictured), produced by Craig Foster.
The film bested fellow nominees David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (producer: Jonnie Hughes); Dick Johnson Is Dead (producers: Kirsten Johnson, Katy Chevigny, Marilyn Ness); Softie (producers: Toni Kamau, Sam Soko); A Thousand Cuts (producers: Ramona S. Diaz, Leah Marino, Julie Goldman & Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn); Time (producers: Lauren Domino, Kellen Quinn, Garrett Bradley); and The Truffle Hunters (producers: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw).
In the non-fiction television category, the award for outstanding producer went to The Last Dance (season 1), and its producers: Mike Tollin, Curtis Polk, Estee Portnoy, Andrew Thompson, Gregg Winik, John Dahl, Libby Geist, Connor Schell, Peter Guber, Jason Hehir, Nina Krstic, Matt Maxson, Jacob Rogal, Alyson Sadofsky, and Jon Weinbach.
Other nominees in the category included 60 Minutes (Season 53, producer: Bill Owens0; Laurel Canyon (producers: Craig Kallman, Mark Pinkus, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Jeff Pollack, Alex Gibney, Frank Marshall, Erin Edeiken, Ryan Suffern); McMillion$ (Season 1, producers: Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Archie Gips, James Lee Hernandez, Brian Lazarte); and Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (producers: Chris Smith, Fisher Stevens, Eric Goode, Rebecca Chaiklin).
In the game and competition genre, the award for outstanding producer went to RuPaul’s Drag Race (producers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, RuPaul Charles, Steven Corfe, Michele Mills, Jacqueline Wilson, Thairin Smothers, Adam Bronstein, Lisa Steele, John Polly, Michelle Visage, Jen Passovoy, Alicia Gargaro-Magana).
The other nominees were The Amazing Race (Season 32, producers: Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri, Mark Vertullo, Phil Keoghan); The Masked Singer (Season 3 and season 4, producers: Craig Plestis, Izzie Pick-Ibarra, Rosie Seitchik, Nick Cannon, James Breen, Deena Katz, Lindsay Tuggle, Chris Wagner, Patrizia DiMaria, Brian Updyke, Jeff Kmiotek, Lauren Taylor Harding, Nick Campagna, Erin Brady, Tiana Gandelman, Kristin Campbell-Taylor, Lindsay John, Dom Worden, Peter Hebri, Zoë Ritchken, Lexi Shoemaker, Mike Riccio, Emily Smith, Chelsea Candelaria, Joseph Warwick); Nailed It! (Season 4, producers: Patrick J. Doody, Gaylen Gawlowski, Casey Kriley, Jo Sharon, Sandra Birdsong, Anika Guldstrand, Cat Sullivan, Melissa Johnson); and The Voice (Season 18 and season 19, producers: John de Mol, Mark Burnett, Audrey Morrissey, Adam Sher, Amanda Zucker, Kyra Thompson, Teddy Valenti, Kyley Tucker, Carson Daly).